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Old 09-14-2009, 02:38 PM   #16
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Jerry Quarry, Sam Langford, Harry Wills, and Art Aragon are all very good choices. Jimmy Young might be worthy of a shout as well.

One man that I would like to throw out, though he was no where near as popular as some of the others, was Harold Brazier. He fought in well over 100 pro bouts, competed against numerous contenders and former or future champs, but never sealed the deal on a world title. A seasoned veteran for much of his career who spent many nights fighting on such networks as ESPN top rank boxing. I even saw him fight in person on one or two occasions back in the day...
Nice to see his name mentioned ,he was a skilled fighter who allways gave us his best.Just didnt get the breaks.
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:00 PM   #17
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Art Aragon?
Yep, the origional"Golden Boy" Also Frank "The Animal" Fletcher had a following. Alvaro"Yaqui" Lopez came oh-so-close.
Axel Shultz was popular in Germany & came very close to wining the Heavyweight Championship.
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:30 PM   #18
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Quarry and Bonavena are both good calls.
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:01 PM   #19
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Tony Ayala. He was the talk of the pugilistic world before that ill-fated act.
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:01 PM   #20
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Quarry was the first that came to mind.

Also, Emanuel Augustus hasn't won one of the big titles.
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:06 PM   #21
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I would have to say Henry Cooper everyone in Britain loved him , I don't know why
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:08 PM   #22
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I would have to say Henry Cooper everyone in Britain loved him , I don't know why
No thats always puzzled me actually.
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:13 PM   #23
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:21 PM   #24
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:24 PM   #25
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I would have to say Henry Cooper everyone in Britain loved him , I don't know why
Colin Jones also famous in Britian. Came very close to wining the Championship.
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:40 PM   #26
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No thats always puzzled me actually.
so you agree with me , I just don't see why people love him him so much
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so you agree with me , I just don't see why people love him him so much
He was mediocre really apart from his left hook, everyone loved Bruno as well. Then Lewis, a genuine great heavyweight came along we could claim and everyone disowned him. We've always loved an underdog in this country but we take it too far sometimes.
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:12 PM   #28
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Too lazy to check, and he might be more of a cult favourite than a public admiration, but Ike Ibeabuchi for the Tua and Byrd fights I saw was good to watch.
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:18 PM   #29
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He was mediocre really apart from his left hook, everyone loved Bruno as well. Then Lewis, a genuine great heavyweight came along we could claim and everyone disowned him. We've always loved an underdog in this country but we take it too far sometimes.

Wonder if he become "Our Henry" before or after the Ali fight.
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Wonder if he become "Our Henry" before or after the Ali fight.
To be honest I thought it was before but it would explain alot if that was the fight that got him all the affection. I still dont think it was fully warranted.
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